Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/16/2022

by | Apr 16, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (5-3), led by Danny Jansen on a two-game home run streak, are -236 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Oakland Athletics (3-4). First pitch is set for 3:07 PM ET Saturday, live from Rogers Centre. Toronto’s Hyun Jin Ryu and Oakland’s Paul Blackburn have been named the starters for this contest.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Blue Jays vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Blue Jays -236 +191 9 -104 -116 -1.5 -117 -103

Computer Predictions for Blue Jays vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+191) and Over (9)

Blue Jays vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Toronto Blue Jays probable starting pitcher: Hyun Jin Ryu
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Paul Blackburn
  • Game Day: Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Stadium: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Ryu Blackburn
1 GS 0
0-0 W-L 0-0
16.20 ERA
3.1 IP 0
2 BB 0
4 SO 0

Blue Jays Starter Hyun Jin Ryu

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-0) starts for the Blue Jays, his second this season.
  • His last appearance was on Sunday against the Texas Rangers, when the lefty tossed 3 1/3 innings, surrendering six earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • Opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of .333 against him this season. He has a 16.20 ERA and 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings over his one games.
  • He will take the mound against an Athletics team that is batting .205 as a unit (25th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .308 (27th in MLB) with five total home runs (25th in MLB).

Athletics Starter Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn gets the nod for the Athletics and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 28-year-old righty last pitched Saturday, Oct. 2 against the Houston Astros, tossing two innings as the starter.
  • He pitched to a 5.87 ERA while striking out 6.1 batters per nine innings with a record of 1-4 last season.
  • The Blue Jays are batting .252 this season, ninth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .447 (third in the league) with 12 home runs.

Blue Jays Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Blue Jays have won three out of the four games in which they’ve been favored.
  • Toronto has not entered a game this season with shorter moneyline odds than -236.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 70.2% chance to win.
  • Toronto’s games have gone over the total in three of their seven chances.
  • In seven games with a spread this season, the Blue Jays are 4-3-0 ATS.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics came away with 23 wins in the 53 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Oddsmakers never gave Oakland moneyline odds of +191 or longer last season.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 34.4% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Oakland and its opponents went over the total last season in 72 of their 158 opportunities.
  • The Athletics posted a record of 63-51-0 against the spread last season.

Blue Jays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s five round-trippers and nine RBI both lead the Blue Jays, on top of his team-high .367 average.
  • Of all hitters in baseball, Guerrero is first in home runs and fifth in RBI.
  • George Springer has four doubles, two home runs and two walks while batting .306.
  • Among all major league hitters, Springer is 14th in home runs and 38th in RBI.
  • Springer carries a five-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .304 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.
  • Santiago Espinal is hitting .250 with three doubles and two walks.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is hitting .241 with two doubles and two walks.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 161 .311 .401 .601 48 111 188
Bo Bichette 159 .298 .343 .484 29 102 191
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 141 .276 .319 .466 21 84 138
Raimel Tapia 133 .273 .327 .372 6 50 133
Matt Chapman 151 .210 .314 .403 27 72 111

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Elvis Andrus is batting .208 with three doubles and four walks.
  • Andrus’ home run total puts him 155th in the big leagues, and he ranks 290th in RBI.
  • Jed Lowrie has put his power on display as he leads his team with one home runs.
  • Among all major league hitters, Lowrie ranks 51st in home runs and 61st in RBI.
  • Tony Kemp leads the Athletics’ lineup with a .250 batting average.
  • Sean Murphy has hit a team-high one home runs.
Seth Brown 111 .214 .274 .480 20 48 60
Sean Murphy 119 .216 .306 .405 17 59 85
Jed Lowrie 139 .245 .318 .398 14 69 112
Billy McKinney 116 .192 .280 .358 9 27 51
Tony Kemp 131 .279 .382 .418 8 37 92

Betting Tips for Blue Jays vs. Athletics

We have the Athletics on the moneyline at +191 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 9 runs.

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